Urbana Country Club

Jill + Jeff | Urbana Country Club wedding

Jill + Jeff were married on the golf course at the Urbana Country Club under a beautiful sunny sky. Their four daughters stood up with them and were in charge of the rings. I was only with them for an hour, but in that short time I got to see them loved on by their families and friends, with a few happy tears thrown in for good measure. :) I especially loved the part of the ceremony where the officiant had them turn around and look at all their guests and imagine all their love and thankfulness for each person in attendance. It was an honor to be a witness to their new union!

Vendors: Urbana Country Club & Champaign Jewelers

Jackie + Matt | Urbana Country Club navy + orange wedding


Sometimes as a wedding photographer there are days where things don't go as planned, weather doesn't cooperate and you just have to roll with the punches. Saturday was one of those days as it was the coldest day we've had so far this fall with major wind gusts. So we came up with an alternate plan and ended up doing most of Jackie + Matt's photos indoors at the Urbana Country Club and Barrelhouse 34 who graciously opened their business for us a bit early! We still had a blast though, and I am in love with the window light photos we got at the bar! It's fun being a problem solver sometimes!! :) After Barrelhouse, we also hit up Bunny's Tavern, one of Matt's favorite watering holes. Then it was off to the ceremony and back to the country club for the reception. As an Illini fan, I adored their navy and orange theme (though they didn't choose those colors for their Illini or Bears fandom necessarily!) and had fun incorporating the colors into their ring photos and other detail shots. Jackie + Matt, we had a blast with you Saturday and I wish you both many, many years of happiness together! We definitely need to hit up the Barrelhouse again soon!! Leave a comment below for Jackie + Matt, and after 50 comments they'll receive a complimentary 11x14" mounted print of their choice!

Urbana Country Club getting ready details

Golf course wedding first look

Outdoor first look on veranda

love is sweet ring shots with orange cookie

candid wedding photos at country club

bridesmaids in navy Vera Wang

bridesmaids and groomsmen at fall wedding

trolley wedding party fun

architectural wedding photos in Champaign

bride and groom in front of brick wall

wedding couple in navy and white

awesome wedding couple

beautiful wedding photo with ornate street lamp

Fleurish wedding bouquet

indoor bridal photos with beautiful window light

beautiful bride at Barrelhouse 34

handsome groom at Barrelhouse

groomsmen in navy

fun lovely couple with wood background and light bulbs

bride and groom with wood beams and light bulbs

wedding party on rooftop in central Illinois

fall wedding party in navy and orange

wedding party with urban industrial door

wedding candids and details

bride and groom helping sons get ready

waiting for the ceremony

wedding party entrance

here comes the bride

Urbana church wedding ceremony

exchanging heartfelt vows

happy couple following the ceremony

after dark photos with ice light

orange and navy wedding reception tables

Urbana Country Club wedding reception

toast by the best man

first dance as husband and wife

parent dances with DJ lights and OCF

card and gift table

wedding guests dancing and dabbing

fun reception candid photos

dancing reception at Urbana Country Club

Vendors Ceremony: Unitarian Universalist Church, Urbana Reception: Urbana Country Club Florist: Fleurish, Champaign Pianist: Matthew Gladden Bride's and bridesmaid dresses: David's Bridal Suits: Men's Wearhouse Transportation: Elite Limo Trolley Cakes: Cakes by Lori Cookies: Crumbs Baking Co., Mokena DJ: Pro DJ Entertainment, Urbana Special thanks to: Barrelhouse 34 Hair & makeup: Elise Carlson, Planet Color, Mokena Invitations: Shine Invitations Photographer: Holly Birch Photography

Kelly + Brian | Urbana Country Club wedding


What a day we had Saturday! I started out with the ladies at Kelly's family's home in Champaign, while my second photographer Libby met the guys at the Hyatt Place in downtown. Everyone was mostly relaxed, while Kelly added a bit of finishing touches to her vows. Once everyone was ready, we headed to the church where we finished as many portraits as we could without the bride and groom seeing each other beforehand. The ceremony was beautiful and heartfelt, and I loved the moments where Brian + Kelly's caught each other's eyes, and when Kelly had to look to the sky during her vows to keep from crying -- so, so sweet! Following an exuberant bubble exit, the wedding party was whisked to the Urbana Country Club by a yellow school bus -- fitting since Kelly is a teacher! We spent some, let's say "warm" time on the golf course and then into the comfort and style of the newly renovated Urbana Country Club for the reception. I loved Kelly + Brian's first dance (despite her train getting in the way a few times!), and the way they moved effortlessly around the room greeting all of their guests. I was able to sneak them outside a couple times later in the evening for a couple sunset shots and fun with colored flash gels. Congrats, Kelly + Brian! Leave a comment below for Kelly + Brian, and after 50 comments, they'll receive a complimentary 11x14" mounted print of their choice. :)

glitter heels and pearls with family Bible

Flowers by Kristine bouquets

bride putting finishing touches on vows

bride putting on her dress and jewelry

groom getting ready with cufflinks

bridemaids leaving bride's family home

wedding bands set with blue and pink

groom watching as bride comes down the aisle

First Presbyterian Church of Champaign wedding

beautiful ceremony to become Mr. & Mrs.

grand bubble exit from church

stained glass wedding picture

wedding portraits on golf course

groom in gray suit

bride with cathedral length veil

bridesmaid bouquets and programs

wedding party candid photos

School bus wedding transportation

photojournalistic wedding coverage

navy gray and blush wedding party

elegant wedding portraits

bride and groom wedding day pictures

bride and groom walking

black and white wedding portraits

bride and groom under overhang

navy wedding details and favors

Cake Artists' Studio pale pink cake and cupcakes

Urbana Country Club wedding reception

sunset bridal portraits

bride and groom's first dance as a couple

parent dances

reception party time

magenta MagMod gel wedding silhouette

renovated Urbana Country Club at dusk

Vendors Ceremony: First Presbyterian Church of Champaign Reception: Urbana Country Club Cake: Cake Artist Studio Florist: Flowers By Kristine DJ: Elite Entertainment Caterer: Urbana Country Club Officiant: Reverend Chuck Carlson Bride's Dress: Elite Bridal | Sophia Tolli Bridesmaid Dress: Elite Bridal | Sorella Vita Suits: Joseph A. Banks | Traveler Instrumentalists: Richard Rossi - Organ, Alex Underwood - Tenor, Brianna Jewell - Soprano Transportation: First Student Linens: Urbana Country Club Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas, Pam and Kelly Knox Hair + Makeup: Kane and Co